Wednesday, July 28, 2010

(Day 209) Fire on the waterfront

We found a little park this evening where we could walk along the waterfront and watch lightning perform its magic across the bay from us. The sun was doing its best to make a final appearance through the receding storm clouds before leaving us for points west. It almost seemed to me that there was a great conflagration occurring in and behind the clouds.

(18-55mm  f8  1/15 sec  ISO400)

28 comments:

Katherine said...

Wow Rick this is magnificent. Beautiful imagery & warmth in colours...just beautiful.

Scott said...

I'm a huge fan of beautiful sunsets with interesting items in the foreground. This is tres excellant!!!

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you Katherine; refer to the Ansel Adams quote under my profile info :)

Rick said...

@Scott - thank you Scott; I was almost overwhelmed by the colours tonight, and the setting was perfect! Don't worry, I have enough for a month of Sundays ;-)

Katherine said...

Ansel Adams is so right. "Sometimes God puts you in the right place at just the right time to get the shot!" I would say God must be standing right behind you, his hand on your shoulder...leading the way cause you my friend capture such wonderful pictures. Have a nice day!

darlin said...

Stunning photo Rick! What a lovely place to go for a walk, just beautiful!

Biana said...

Echt een supermooie foto Rick. De compositie is geweldig! Vind vooral mooi wat er in de voorgrond afspeelt. Have a Nice day! :)

Photog Ave said...

Amazing Rick. Amazing.

['รด ] Avery

imac said...

Well done Rick, its a wonder of Nature captured perfect.

S. Etole said...

breathtaking ...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a stunning image.The depth of it and the color are fantastic.
Blessings,Ruth

marty said...

what a gorgeous sunset - the colors are
so beautiful ! I love this image !

Carolyn Ford said...

This is one gorgeous sunset and I love the little dock in the foreground. What dramatic color and light...wow! It is SO outstanding when enlarged to full screen!

CarreraCaballo said...

A beautiful SUNSET - This is how heaven is said to look like :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

chasity said...

perfection.
you should frame this one.

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you Katherine. He's doing the evening paintings; I'm just recording His work!

Rick said...

@darlin - and we found this more by accident than by design - had intended to go elsewhere, couldn't find it and ended up here instead = serendipity!

Rick said...

@Biana - 't was er zo mooi ik kon er echt geen slechte fotos maken! Dankjewel Biana - fijn weekeind!

Rick said...

@Photog Ave - thank you Avery; the most amazing part was already done for me - I just had to press the shutter release :)

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac; glad I was there to witness and record it.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - exactly how I felt - even though I was being tormented by no-see-ums!

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thank you Ruth - I was truly in awe as I watched it unfold; thankfully I had the presence of mind still to record it.

Rick said...

@marty - merci marty. Truly an enchanting evening!

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - thank you Carolyn. I'm finding the sunsets here to be spectacular - who knows what each evening will bring.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - I think you're right Joseph - the maker of each is the same!

Rick said...

@chasity - thank you. It just so happens that we were about to order some canvas prints, but hadn't quite yet (yep - I'm the last-minute kinda guy) - so glad my procrastination paid off ;-) - this one's on order now.

jazza said...

would you take a walk...very nice...

Rick said...

@jazza - thank you.